ELEKTRA

Elektra is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. The opera was the first of many collaborations between Strauss and Hofmannsthal. It was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on January 25, 1909.
Elektra is a difficult work and is musically complex. A performance requires musicians with great stamina. The role of Elektra in particular is one of the most demanding in the dramatic soprano repertoire.

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    Ludwig, Christa as Klytaemnestra
    German soprano (1928)
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    Nicolai, Elena as Klytaemnestra
    Bulgarian mezzo-soprano (1905-1993)
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    Pauly, Rose as Elektra
    Hungarian soprano (1894-1975)
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    RĂ¼nger, Gertrude as Elektra
    German soprano (1899-1965)
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    Sanden, Aline as Elektra
    German soprano (1876-1955)
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    Serverius, Maria as Elektra
    Belgian soprano (1902-1976)
  • toutenel-frans-as-orestes
    Toutenel, Frans as Orestes
    Belgian baritone (1903-1943)
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    Vecray, Huberte as Elektra
    Belgian soprano (1923-2009)
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    Walker, Edyth as Elektra
    American soprano/mezzo (1867-1950)
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